When Mark Hosack isn't editing movie trailers or managing his three kids, he writes - even if it is only for fifteen minutes a day. His latest book his The Good Spy Dies Twice, a thriller-mystery that has been receiving rave reviews. As our author of the day, Hosack chats about how unspecial his main character is, the difference between screenwriting and writing novels and how Stephen King books have influenced his work.
Author of the Day Archive
Walter Marks loves to create art - whether it is through painting, music or writing, his creative nature shines through. His highly successful Jericho series has known to thrill, amaze and shock readers - and his book, The Hated, is no exception. As our author of the day, Marks reveals the inspiration behind The Hated, chats about the book that was purchased by Paramount Pictures and tells us what he is up to right now.
E.M. Aguilar's book, The Calling, came to him in a dream and he just had to write it down. The story developed into an action-packed adventure with a lot of magic that kept readers glued to the book. As our Author of the Day, Aguilar chats about his journey as an author, how he discovered writing as an art form and talks about his writing habits.
Phil Ward writes what he knows - military fiction. As a highly decorated combat veteran and former instructor at the US Army Ranger School, Ward has always wanted to write about the forerunner of the Rangers, the British Commandos. After a lot of research into WWII history, Ward published the first book in the Raiding Forces Series, Those Who Dare. It has been such a success that he is now working on book 10 in the series. As our Author of the Day, Ward chats about the history behind the book, reveals how many of the characters are based on real life people and talks about his combat experience.
Jiffy Kate is a writing duo, Jiff Simpson and Jenny Kate Altman, who likes write Southern romance. The two authors are equally talented, but never write solo. They rather tag team on books while working on multiple projects at once. The team likes to think out of the box and where they usually keep their books light and humorous, The Other One is a bit more dark and gritty. As our Authors of the Day, Jiffy Kate reveals how it came about that they started writing together, talks about their writing habits and what we can expect from them next.
Randall Dale enjoys to write what he knows - horses. Growing up on a ranch, with a father who was an exceptional horseman, Dale always had a deep love and respect for horses. His experience with these magnificent creatures compelled him to tell their stories - which ended up in a book meant for his closest family. Pardner's Trust however gained so much popularity that Dale decided to publish the book - it became an award-winning bestseller and the first of a series. As our author of the day, Dale talks about the ranch life, his experience with horses and how he conceived the characters of Rickey and Pardner.
When E.J. Powell isn't busy sewing a new ball gown for someone's prom or wedding, she writes beautiful fiction. Powell likes to infuse the supernatural, gore and tension and break it up with sprinkles of light comedy, steamy and tender romance to keep her readers on a constant roller coaster ride. As our author of the day, Powell reveals how she used the creation story as inspiration for Dark Touch, talks about the other books in the series and how she conceived her characters.
Diane Barnes loves to be enveloped by the smell of chocolate while she writes about love, fate and many other things that makes her readers think deeper about life. Her book, Waiting for Ethan, was the result of the NANOWRIMO challenge, committing to writing 50,000 words in the month of November. As our Author of the Day, Barnes chats about true love, reveals why she allows her characters to make some very bad choices and why she chose to write about an older heroine.
Matt Leatherwood Jr. enjoys taking complicated themes and simplifying it in a fast-paced story. During a writing course, Leatherwood received a photo of an attractive woman with the task to create her backstory. This lead to the birth of Nikki Frank, the main character of Complicity in Heels. As our Author of the Day, Leatherwood chats about who Nikki really is, how his experiences as a U.S. Marine shaped his writing and reveals why he wrote about money laundering.
After helping a job candidate who could barely get a call on his resume to get over 500 Linkedin connections and four job interviews within one week (without applying for a single job), Dr. Karen Gurney decided that it was time to share her secret with the world. Growing up in Cleveland, dr. Karen Gurney has seen a city in decline and experienced its rebirth. Driven by her passion for the job market, Gurney soon earned a Ph.D. in Economic Development and Workforce Development. As our Author of the Day, Dr. Gurney reveals some of her secrets with us, chats about the course that accompanies the book and her aspirations to become the Suze Orman of career coaching.
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